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Parking near Aviva

  • 08-11-2018 2:21pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 15,238 Diabhal Beag


    Hi folks,
    Driving up to the 3 games for the first time (designated driver plz don't judge).

    I'm coming from the Galway side and will be hoping to be up earlyish (3 hours before each KO).

    Could ye recommend the handiest paid parking spot for a relatively stress-free arrival and exit?

    Was thinking either Gibson hotel or closer to Vinxent's hospital but I've no experience of either.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,224 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    Hi folks,
    Driving up to the 3 games for the first time (designated driver plz don't judge).

    I'm coming from the Galway side and will be hoping to be up earlyish (3 hours before each KO).

    Could ye recommend the handiest paid parking spot for a relatively stress-free arrival and exit?

    Was thinking either Gibson hotel or closer to Vinxent's hospital but I've no experience of either.

    I've always found it easiest to park down at Booterstown and get the Dart. Come around the M50 and it's a short hop off the Motorway to around 3/4 Dart stops.

    Otherwise given you will be there early enough you should be able to get parking on one of the streets around Herbert park or you could try underground in the Clalyton beside the RDS.

    Dart has always been my preference though - you'll have a good deal of a walk or a ton of traffic with most other options.


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 13,028 ✭✭✭✭ antodeco


    There is parking for €10 just passed the east link toll bridge (just before the large roundabout at ringsend). About a 10/15 minute walk to the stadium from there. Benefit aswell is that you aren't queueing in the car when leaving as you are already right at the toll bridge


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,238 Diabhal Beag


    Cheers lads. Big fan of the dart and would usually park out in Leixlip and get the dart in but have been told it can risky enough leaving a car there after 9.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,564 ✭✭✭✭ Buer


    would usually park out in Leixlip and get the dart in.

    Non-Dub confirmed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,038 ✭✭✭ arsebiscuits1


    Venjur wrote: »
    I've always found it easiest to park down at Booterstown and get the Dart. Come around the M50 and it's a short hop off the Motorway to around 3/4 Dart stops.

    Otherwise given you will be there early enough you should be able to get parking on one of the streets around Herbert park or you could try underground in the Clalyton beside the RDS.

    Dart has always been my preference though - you'll have a good deal of a walk or a ton of traffic with most other options.

    Booterstown + Dart is defo the best case I feel.

    Parking at a lot of other South Dublin stops too. Salthill the next closest.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,610 ✭✭✭✭ phog


    Check the roads near the American Embassy, Clyde Rd, Eglin Rd, etc have free parking on Saturday - check the signage before leaving your car.

    There's a church at the corner of Simmonscourt Rd and Anglesea Rd that do match day parking for a tenner.

    Or go with the P&R suggestions above.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,238 Diabhal Beag


    Thanks for all the tips. Booterstown Dart sounds ideal. Would it be full that early with shoppers or are there generally a couple of spots free?


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,224 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    Thanks for all the tips. Booterstown Dart sounds ideal. Would it be full that early with shoppers or are there generally a couple of spots free?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,282 ✭✭✭✭ Podge_irl


    How long you planning to hang around for after the match and how early you getting in before?

    Depending on how many of you there are, tolls and parking to stay in Ringsend won't be a lot more than parking and a DART from Booterstown and it will avoid having to cram on a DART afterwards. And it'll be the same time to quicker if you take the tunnel.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,238 Diabhal Beag


    Podge_irl wrote: »
    How long you planning to hang around for after the match and how early you getting in before?

    Just two of us heading up. Plan is to up in Dublin for 3. I'd doubt we'd be sticking around after the match and a crowded Dart is not something we're strangers too. Once we have a fairly guaranteed parking spot in a safe location pre-match we don't mind too much.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 282 ✭✭ redved


    Glenageary dart is another option to look into, free parking right outside on saturdays. 15 mins from m50, get off at cherrywood and straight run down


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,355 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    There's a lot of dicking about waiting for DARTs at the lansdowne stop after games. Queued right up Lansdowne road usually.


  • Subscribers Posts: 36,214 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    If your up early enough you might get a spot on Fitzwilliam Quay in Ringsend, nip into the oarsmen for a tipple before a short 15 min walk to the stadium when your ready.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,078 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Steve


    Probably get blasted by fellow Leinster fans for this but - near the RDS - St Mary's Church, Merrion Cricket Club, and Old Belvedere usually do match day parking for 8-10 €. 15 min walk to Lansdowne.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,705 ✭✭✭✭ Interested Observer


    The residential streets in behind the US embassy are all free parking on the weekends.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,238 Diabhal Beag


    Thanks for all the advice lads.

    Went with the Booterstown option and there was feckall cars there at around 3 (m50 was a disaster on the way down though). Got the dart in (not a sinner on it) and was hovering around Ballsbridge prematch.

    Key part was that I left about 10 minutes after the match for the dart and the queue was relatively light southbound. Not a whiff of traffic and was back on the N4 in no time. Will defo be taking this route in future.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,078 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Steve


    Cool. Hope you enjoyed it!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,868 ✭✭✭ GVHOT


    Thanks for all the advice lads.

    Went with the Booterstown option and there was feckall cars there at around 3 (m50 was a disaster on the way down though). Got the dart in (not a sinner on it) and was hovering around Ballsbridge prematch.

    Key part was that I left about 10 minutes after the match for the dart and the queue was relatively light southbound. Not a whiff of traffic and was back on the N4 in no time. Will defo be taking this route in future.

    M50 is usually fine at that time. I regularly park on it or around Sandymount avenue. Parking is free, access Aviva via pedestrian route down by Holyrood park and Sandymount dart station. Gives options to all entrance routes to Aviva but if early enough you can just go in via Sandymount hotel before they insist you go by specific routes. Walk to stadium is 10-15 mins and is usually very quiet even when large volumes of pedestrians are leaving the ground. Big bonus is when you get to car you can get back to M50 at Sandyford in 15 mins as you are away from all the cars and the darts will be held up for a period after the game so barriers won’t lower.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 547 Duffryman


    Hi folks. Hope nobody minds me jumping in here at this stage with a query that probably shows me up a big culchie boy with no great in-depth knowledge of Dublin streetnames....!

    Had a bit of a trek as my wife and I went to park before the game yesterday. We normally park at that C of I church in Donnybrook (think it's called St. Mary's) at the corner of what I now know to be Anglesea Road and Simmonscourt Road. However, when we got there yesterday, just before 3 p.m., it wasn't actually open yet.

    So, we continued up Anglesey Road, towards where we knew there's RDS parking in to the right there, since that's where we went the last time we arrived before the church car park was open. This time however, the guy there said that match parking was at Simmonscourt, and to go back out the gate, turn left and then left again, and then we'd find it.

    So, that's what I did...only for the guy at Simmonscourt to say the first guy was wrong, and match parking was at Merrion instead (I don't know what else was on that they needed those other two car parks for something else, but that's another story....)

    So anyway, he said to go to the top of the road, turn left, and then to the left again. This brought us past what I've always considered to be the front of the RDS (i.e. opposite the Horse Show House pub). There was a gate or two open along there all right, but no sign of any cars pulling in, no sign of any attendant(s), and no actual 'parking' signs either, so I thought that mustn't be the right place either. So I kept going, took the next left again, and of course wound up back where I started at the Anglesey Road place.

    Cue much frustration and I decided to go round again. Luckily, in the meantime, the church car park had opened anyway, and we put the car in there after all.

    But just for future reference, what or where exactly do they mean by 'parking at Merrion'....is it those front gates opposite Horse Show House?

    Any answers will be gratefully received by this thick culchie boy. And in return, if any of your ever need guiding around the back roads of County Wexford, just ask.......!


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,330 ✭✭✭✭ Losty Dublin


    There's a car park entrance into the main RDS arena on Merrion Road. It's not that big, certainly not as big as Simmonscourt.

    One of the things about parking at the RDS is that they can be hosting several events at the one time, as well as hosting a rugby match so it can be busy for car parking on the odd day. Even still it was odd for you to not get a space.
    Duffryman wrote: »
    Hi folks. Hope nobody minds me jumping in here at this stage with a query that probably shows me up a big culchie boy with no great in-depth knowledge of Dublin streetnames....!

    Had a bit of a trek as my wife and I went to park before the game yesterday. We normally park at that C of I church in Donnybrook (think it's called St. Mary's) at the corner of what I now know to be Anglesea Road and Simmonscourt Road. However, when we got there yesterday, just before 3 p.m., it wasn't actually open yet.

    So, we continued up Anglesey Road, towards where we knew there's RDS parking in to the right there, since that's where we went the last time we arrived before the church car park was open. This time however, the guy there said that match parking was at Simmonscourt, and to go back out the gate, turn left and then left again, and then we'd find it.

    So, that's what I did...only for the guy at Simmonscourt to say the first guy was wrong, and match parking was at Merrion instead (I don't know what else was on that they needed those other two car parks for something else, but that's another story....)

    So anyway, he said to go to the top of the road, turn left, and then to the left again. This brought us past what I've always considered to be the front of the RDS (i.e. opposite the Horse Show House pub). There was a gate or two open along there all right, but no sign of any cars pulling in, no sign of any attendant(s), and no actual 'parking' signs either, so I thought that mustn't be the right place either. So I kept going, took the next left again, and of course wound up back where I started at the Anglesey Road place.

    Cue much frustration and I decided to go round again. Luckily, in the meantime, the church car park had opened anyway, and we put the car in there after all.

    But just for future reference, what or where exactly do they mean by 'parking at Merrion'....is it those front gates opposite Horse Show House?

    Any answers will be gratefully received by this thick culchie boy. And in return, if any of your ever need guiding around the back roads of County Wexford, just ask.......!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,305 ✭✭✭ Dave_The_Sheep


    There's also a car park in an apartment lot on Pembroke Park that does not have security, parking clamps or anything else, or it didn't last time I looked. It's great for RDS when you get there late. Ugly building though.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 547 Duffryman


    There's a car park entrance into the main RDS arena on Merrion Road. It's not that big, certainly not as big as Simmonscourt.

    One of the things about parking at the RDS is that they can be hosting several events at the one time, as well as hosting a rugby match so it can be busy for car parking on the odd day. Even still it was odd for you to not get a space.

    Thanks for the answer. For what it's worth, it's not that I couldn't get a space there....more a case of how they wouldn't let match traffic into either Anglesey or Simmonscourt, and then me not being sure where the Merrion entrance is.

    And just to be absolutely 100% sure...the Merrion parking is the gates that are more or less across the road from the Horse Show House pub?


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